Definition of tie beam in English:

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tie beam

Pronunciation: /ˈtī ˌbēm/

noun

A horizontal beam connecting two rafters in a roof or roof truss.
Example sentences
  • The pillars join the architrave directly, eliminating the need for an additional tie beam, known as the pupai tie beam, a feature that became common in Chinese wooden halls in the tenth century.
  • The grout acts with the duct that is encased in the tie beam to complete the bond path between the posttensioning strands and the concrete.
  • The depth of the tie beam was minimized to avoid transverse bending from the tower legs.

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